Meet the Team

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Director

Contact name: 

Eila Macqueen

Email: 

director@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Project: 

Eila Macqueen, Archaeology Scotland Director

Eila joined Archaeology Scotland in March 2004. After graduating from Glasgow University she started a career in museums as a technical assistant at Kelvingrove Art Galleries before moving on to community-based initiatives in Caithness and Sutherland. This post led to a developmental role with Argyll and Bute Council, helping museums from Tighnabruich to Tiree and completing an MPhil with Newcastle University on community engagement in museums. Her last post was with the Northern Ireland Museums Council as Assistant Director where she gained distinction in the part-time Diploma in Management Practice course at the University of Ulster. Eila is a keen hill walker, loves all sorts of music and is a member of the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Project Officer

Contact name: 

Becca Barclay

Email: 

adopt@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Project: 

Becca joined Archaeology Scotland in October 2016 as a Project Officer working with the Heritage Hero Awards and Adopt-a-Monument. Becca recently completed her PhD at the University of Stirling, which focuses on the palaeoecology and geoarchaeology of Norse farms in Iceland. Her archaeological interests lie primarily in historical human-environment relationships and the study of cultural landscapes. She also has a passion for science and archaeology outreach, believing archaeology, heritage and the natural environment should be accessible to all. When not at work Becca can be found out and about exploring Scotland’s mountains and coastlines.

Finance Administrator

Contact name: 

Benedictor Manyathelo

Email: 

finance@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Project: 

Benedictor joined the organisation in July 2007 from Age Concern Scotland where she had been a volunteer. Benedictor gained a distinction in her diploma in accounting and business studies from the University of Botswana and is currently studying for the Certificate in Management Accounting.

Adopt-a-Monument Project Manager

Contact name: 

Cara Jones

Email: 

c.jones@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Project: 

Cara Jones is a project manager at Archaeology Scotland. Based in Scotland for the last 11 years, Cara has worked as a field archaeologist, heritage consultant, development control archaeologist and currently co-manages Archaeology Scotland’s Adopt-a-Monument scheme. Through her work with Adopt-a-Monument, Cara works with over 55 community heritage groups, helping local communities take an active role in conserving and promoting their local heritage and archaeology. Cara oversees the Adopt-a-Monument Outreach Programme which seeks to expand current heritage demographics. Cara is currently chair of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Scottish Group. In 2012 Cara co-edited and co-authored ‘Reconsidering Archaeological Fieldwork: Exploring on-site relationships between theory and practice’.

Development Manager

Contact name: 

Dianne Laing

Email: 

info@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Project: 

Dianne Laing, Development Manager

Dianne firstly joined the board of Archaeology Scotland in 2011 because of her personal interest in archaeology and her experience in charity fundraising and has subsequently retired from the board to become an employee and apply her over 20 years of experience in fundraising to develop new and improved sources of income.

Dianne has a degree in Business Organisation from Heriot Watt University, is a fully certified Member of the Institute of Fundraising and is a trained field archaeology volunteer with many local digs under her belt.

SAM Coordinator / Membership Development Officer

Contact name: 

Doug Rocks Macqueen

Email: 

sam@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Doug is the Coordinator for Scottish Archaeology Month and helps develop Archaeology Scotland's membership. He has a range of archaeology experience having worked from New Mexico to Belize to Scotland. His work has primarily been public engagement from genetics to supercomputers and of course archaeology. He also does research into the profession of archaeology.

Information manager / DES editor

Contact name: 

Dr. Paula Milburn

Email: 

paula.milburn@hes.scot

Project: 

Dr. Paula Milburn, Information manager / DES editor

Paula has a background in environmental archaeology, holding a PhD from Edinburgh University and MSc from Sheffield University, in this subject. Her first degree was a general one, in geography with a science-based focus on archaeology, geology and environmental change. She also has over 10 years experience of working in the commercial field as a palaeoenvironmental consultant. Paula has worked for Archaeology Scotland since 2006 and has managed a range of projects including a 3 year project to facilitate sharing archaeological information called "From the Ground Up". This project was supported by the HLF, Historic Scotland and RCAHMS and developed our existing journal into a searchable, online journal. Paula was joint editor on Archaeology Scotland's journal, Discovery and Excavation in Scotland (DES), in 2007-8, and has been the editor since 2009. She manages all of the data from its initial receipt through to its transfer onto the Historic Environment Scotland (HES) public access database, CANMORE.

Paula has extensive knowledge of British archaeology and experience in environmental archaeology / landscape reconstruction. She has a particular interest in prehistory, human/landscape/environment interactions, tracking of changes and in their interpretation. Paula is experienced in all aspects of journal management. She has extensive experience in working with community groups and the wider archaeological community on the recording and reporting of all types of archaeological field work. Paula also has considerable experience in developing, working with, and managing digital databases; is knowledgeable in the use of Geographic Information Systems, statistical programmes and analytical software, the development and management of websites and their associated content management. Paula has experience of all aspects of project management, has the ability to manage team and cross-team working, and a flexible, adaptive and responsive approach. She is goal orientated and detail focused with ability to maintain strategic vision.

Communications Officer

Contact name: 

Gillian Paterson

Email: 

g.paterson@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Project: 

Gillian graduated from Sheffield University in 1996 with a BA hons in Archaeology and Prehistory. Following volunteering opportunities with RCAHMS and NMS and excavation work at the site of the Scottish Parliament, Gillian left to work for a local charity Carr Gomm. After a 9 year spell there as the administration officer she has now joined Archaeology Scotland. Gillian is responsible for answering all phone, email and letter communication, supporting Eila the Director, membership, publications and website administration as well as general office management.

Heritage Training Officer

Contact name: 

Kate Fowler

Email: 

hto@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Project: 

Kate has been with Archaeology Scotland since July 2015. She is responsible for the Heritage Hero Awards, a new award scheme encouraging young people to develop a lifelong interest in Scotland’s past, and support them in increasing their confidence and gaining a wide range of transferable skills. Kate has a background as a Secondary History Teacher, and has worked in the learning teams of several museums and heritage organisations before joining Archaeology Scotland.

Adopt-a-Monument Project Manager

Contact name: 

Phil Richardson

Email: 

p.richardson@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Project: 

Phil has been working in archaeology for the last 13 years and have been involved in a number of important projects across the UK. For the last 6 years he has been working as a Project Manager on the Adopt-a-Monument Scheme. In that time Phil has worked with community groups on projects across the country and is working to develop similar projects in the future. A prehistorian at heart Phil enjoys working on archaeological sites of all periods and has a special interest in buildings and the contemporary past. 

Youth Engagement Officer

Contact name: 

Rebecca Boyde

Email: 

r.boyde@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Telephone: 

0300 012 9878

Project: 

Rebecca creates educational resources and support for learners of all ages and is looking at how best to support and involve young people in archaeology in Scotland.